To add crisp contrast to this sleek living room, dark gray ceramic panels surround the fireplace and the chimney. The flanking walls are almost entirely glass, firmly connecting the residence with its desert setting.
Simplicity and peace are the order of the day in this master bedroom that gets full advantage of sunrise views. Furnishings are neutral and cater to the senses: a plush rug, upholstered bed, furry, fringed throw.
Dramatic framework forms a matrix focal point over this North Scottsdale home's back patio and negative edge pool, underlining Architect Tor Stuart-Barstad's trademark use of symmetry to draw the eye through the house and out to the stunning views of the Valley beyond.
Polished stone steps lead to the backyard, where a sunken swimming pool and custom bench invite the owners to slow down. With cacti and other native plants, the space feels perfectly in-tune with its desert surroundings.
This contemporary bedroom in a private estate at Seven Canyons in Sedona, Ariz., was created to fit the natural beauty of the site. The design incorporates natural materials and allows a full view of the desert landscape through floor-to-ceiling windows.